New speed limits are in sight for Kenilworth-Skyring Creek Road, following a review of the area.
Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton said the reduction to 70km/h would improve safety for drivers.
“Locals have been calling for the speed limit of this section to be reduced for a while now,” Mr Skelton said.
“I’m pleased to say a review of the area was endorsed by the local Speed Management Committee, finding that the 70km/h should be implemented just north of Poulsen Road to just past Happy Jack Creek Road.
“The Committee was made up of representatives from Queensland Police Service, Gympie Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
“Several important factors are taken into consideration when we undertake these reviews including crash history, traffic volumes, types of drivers, geography of the road and its role in the road network.”
Mr Skelton urged drivers to keep an eye out for the new speed signs and be aware of the changed 70km/h speed limit.
“I encourage drivers to always drive to the conditions and reduce their speed in wet weather or other adverse conditions,” he said.
The reduced speed limit is scheduled to be implemented by the end of 2021, weather and conditions permitting.